Wills & LPAs

We are specialists in Wills, Estate Planning and Probate.

 

Why Choose Manak for Your Will?

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We pride ourselves on absolute attention to detail. We appreciate the significance of creating something so personal to you, and work to ensure everything is executed to the highest standard.

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Writing a Will

It isn’t the happiest topic to broach but writing a will is something that every adult needs to think about. In the tragic event of someone’s passing, a well-structured will can make the difficult time immediately afterwards slightly easier on their friends and family. 

At Manak Solicitors, we approach the subject of will writing with an empathetic ear, years of experience and a drive to make the process as painless as possible for you and your loved ones.

With Manak Solicitors, the whole process can take less than two weeks. We will send you a draft will within a week of meeting you. Once approved by you, we will endeavour to schedule a meeting to sign the will within the following week.

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Writing a robust and clear will is one of the most important measures you can make to ensure that your assets, finances and possessions are protected after your passing; ensuring that your loved ones receive what you want them to with minimal complications. You’re not just protecting your legacy, you’re helping the ones closest to you feel secure before and after you’re gone.  

Some of the reasons why you should ensure that you write a will include:

  • You can appoint trusted people (Executors) to administrate your assets once you have passed
  • You can pass on specific gifts, such as cash or possessions to specific people and family members
  • You can nominate guardians to look after your children or dependents
  • You can direct where your residuary estate is to pass
  • You can protect your family home by allowing your partner to continue living in it, while ultimately passing it to children or other beneficiaries
  • You can specify your funeral wishes to make the process simpler for your family

If you pass away before writing a will, everything you leave behind will be divided according to the fixed rules of intestacy. This essentially means that your assets and possessions will be divided among your surviving relatives subject to a set law, and not through the wishes of yourself and your loved ones. This could lead to a situation where people you would like to benefit from your estate receive nothing and could leave your beneficiaries open to an unnecessarily large tax bill.

Yes, you absolutely should work with a Solicitor when drawing up your will. If you write your own will, there is a genuine risk that you won’t sign it in accordance of the law, or you use language that can be misinterpreted or manipulated after your death. 

Many people who would consider themselves beneficiaries of your estate that you might not can enlist the services of their own Solicitor to take advantage of any loopholes you may have inadvertently included in your will to stake a claim to your assets. You can protect your estate and your beneficiaries by contacting Manak Solicitors and ensuring that you leave behind exactly what you intend to.

The cost of hiring a solicitor to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible and that your intentions are clear is well worth the investment. If your will isn’t legally secure, your family could incur the cost of expensive legal battles or unnecessary tax bills. 

With that in mind, Manak Solicitors have a fixed rate when it comes to drawing up wills:

  • Single will: £250 plus VAT
  • Mirror wills for a couple: £400 plus VAT
  • Asset protection will per person: £450 plus VAT (£1080 for both)
  • Declaration of trust: £450 plus VAT

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal agreement that allows you to appoint one or more people (attorneys) to help you make important decisions regarding your estate or to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to. 

It is a good way for you to ensure that you have provisions in place should you have an accident or illness that prevents you from making sound decisions. 

There are two different types of lasting power of attorney:

Health and welfare lasting power of attorney

If you are unable to make your own sound and informed decisions, this LPA will allow a nominated attorney to make decisions on issues such as:

  • Medical care
  • Moving into care homes
  • Your daily routine (Eating, washing, etc.)
  • Life-sustaining treatment

Property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney

This LPA gives an attorney the authority to make decisions concerning money and property on your behalf. It covers issues such as:

  • Bills
  • Collecting benefits
  • Pensions
  • Selling a home or property
  • Banking or buildings society accounts

What if I already have an enduring power of attorney?

You may wish to consider revoking the enduring power of attorney and replacing it with both types of lasting power of attorney. They provide much better protection against fraud, as well as health and welfare decision making powers.

How much do lasting powers of attorney cost?

Nominating people in your life to hold responsibilities over you and your estate is a big decision and, while important, not one to be taken lightly. At Manak Solicitors, we offer fixed rates on these agreements and will advise you on how to make the documents as effective for your situation as possible.

  • One lasting power of attorney (i.e. just Property or Health) = £500 plus VAT
  • Two lasting powers of attorney (i.e. both Property and Health) = £750 plus VAT
  • Additional Office of the Public Guardian registration fee = £82 per document

How long does it take to write an LPA?

We can take your wishes for lasting powers of attorney and send out draft documents within one week of the consultation. Once they have been approached and signed by you and your attorneys, we immediately send them for registration at the Office of the Public Guardian, where they currently take between eight and ten weeks to register lasting powers of attorney. 

In addition, Manak Solicitors also offers the following asset protection services:

  • Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship and Court of Protection Applications (including Statutory Wills)
  • Advice on Inheritance Tax issues and tax planning
  • Advice on Trusts
  • Preparation of Deeds of Trust over property

Most of our wills services are offered to clients for a fixed fee so you know the costs upfront. Should you require any further information about our costs or services, please call our Orpington office on 01689 870769 or our Gravesend office on 01474 324529.

dawn desson
dawn desson
09:48 11 Nov 20
I received Manak's details from MSE, so was confident that the service would be good, and we were not disappointed. Nosheen is very friendly, helpful and informative, and took us through the process of drafting our wills very efficiently. Nosheen answered all of our questions with professionalism and courtesy. We had a lot of questions, to make sure everything we were advised, was what we actually needed and Nosheen provided this. No matter how silly you may think your question is, please ask. I'm glad I did. Thank you Nosheen and the team. Dawn
Elliott Ward
Elliott Ward
15:24 10 Nov 20
Many thanks to Nosheen for the support in gaining a Grant of Probate. I knew I had reached the limit of my knowledge on the matter and Nosheen was very helpful in explaining what needed to be done, responsive to emails, and concluded matters exactly to her estimated timetable. Highly recommended.
Shivani Hayer
Shivani Hayer
19:38 21 Oct 20
I dealt with Manak Solicitors for a family matter and was really pleased with the services offered and their professionalism. Aneeta looked after our matter discretely and promptly to resolve it, would highly recommend using them.
Fatos Bater
Fatos Bater
18:08 19 Oct 20
Seyma Koca
Seyma Koca
18:24 16 Oct 20
I have recently instructed Ebru to take care of sale and purchase, the process is going soo smooth. Lauren and Ebru have been extremely hepful, would highly recommend.
Murat Yavuz
Murat Yavuz
18:14 16 Oct 20
I instructed Ebru for my late Mother’s sale, i needed a quick turnover. Ebru and Lauren have been fantastic! I could get through to the team when ever i called. I had someone to turn to when ever i had a question.Good work girls would highly recommend.
Sefa Keles
Sefa Keles
17:56 16 Oct 20
I previously called Manak solicitors in order to request a quote. I was contacted by Ebru and she was very helpful and explained the whole process in detail. We are currently in the process and Ebru has been providing me with constant updates, i would highly recommend her and the team.
Natalie Parker
Natalie Parker
13:43 16 Oct 20
The conveyancing team in Orpington are really friendly and professional and have been really helpful with the sale of my house. I would definitely recommend them in the future .
Amber Burton
Amber Burton
09:45 16 Oct 20
I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Khaila and Aneeta in the family department. They are extremely friendly and professional and I cannot fault the service that I have received. Thank you.
priyen patel
priyen patel
09:18 16 Oct 20
Manak solicitors helped with a family matter. They were sympathetic to the situation but also very professional and efficient. Thank you so much
Shannon Reid
Shannon Reid
09:11 16 Oct 20
I want to say a special thank you to Khaila & Aneeta in the family department that dealt with my circumstances swiftly and efficiently. Thank you for doing a great job and keeping me informed throughout the process.
Jemini Parmar
Jemini Parmar
09:04 16 Oct 20
I recently received guidance and support from Aneeta at Manak and I could not be any happier. She was understanding and empathetic. If you need someone who gets the ball rolling with a positive outcome then I highly recommend Aneeta.
Tom Moore
Tom Moore
08:57 16 Oct 20
I am so very grateful for the family team at Manak. Aneeta and Khaila were very professional throughout and got me the best settlement I could ask for in my divorce. Thank you again!
Amen G
Amen G
08:50 16 Oct 20
Special thank you to Aneeta for her friendly and professional attitude during a stressful time.
Amy Roberts
Amy Roberts
08:49 16 Oct 20
A massive thank you to Ebru and Lauren for being so helpful with the recent completion of my sale running smoothly even in these unprecedented times
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
06:03 16 Oct 20
I used Manak for the sale and purchase of my home. They were very quick with response and very professional. Would definitely recommend and will be using them again.
Google User
Google User
22:10 15 Oct 20
I was very happy with the service provided by my solicitor Ebru and her secretary Lauren for my recent transaction. She was very helpful and professional when dealing with my transaction.
HenleyJessica
HenleyJessica
19:45 15 Oct 20
I recently sold my house with Manak and can’t thank Lauren and Ebru enough for their help. Thank you
Danny Wilson
Danny Wilson
19:38 15 Oct 20
Georgia was Professional , efficient and very helpful , will definitely use this company again if required
Ben Barker
Ben Barker
17:13 15 Oct 20
I don’t tend to write reviews but wanted to say thanks to Lauren and Ebru. I am very satisfied with the service they provided with my remortgage
Joshua Foreman
Joshua Foreman
13:01 15 Oct 20
Thank you to the conveyancing team in Orpington for always being helpful and efficient
Piffany Hurd
Piffany Hurd
08:05 15 Oct 20
Georgia always updates you on the progress and actually speaks to you herself rather than leaving to the secretary
Emily Thornton
Emily Thornton
07:37 15 Oct 20
I don't usually complete reviews but i feel that Georgia deserves praise , She is friendly, efficient, diligent and provided great service.
Amanda Pauley
Amanda Pauley
22:08 14 Oct 20
Was very helpful and professional with my circumstances. Thank you
Robert Casey
Robert Casey
21:02 14 Oct 20
Got quick an effective help with my needs. can't thank the person enough! Georgia was her name can't thank her enough.
Bethany S
Bethany S
18:55 14 Oct 20
I had Georgia and Kirstie take care of my move and Even with this pandemic going on they made me feel comfortable and It was a easy process with them. They took care of everything. They was brilliant.
Thomas Furst
Thomas Furst
15:08 14 Oct 20
I had Georgia and Kirstie take care of my move and can't thank them enough. Even though there was a pandemic going on they stepped up and carried on. It was a smooth and easy process with them. They took care of everything. Couldn't of asked for better people to handle it.
Sam Ward
Sam Ward
11:41 14 Oct 20
The conveyancing team, Orpington office were very helpful and provided a top quality service for my recent purchase. Just a thankyou to praise them for all their hard work, especially during this current climate. Will definitely use them again.
Talitha Gadd
Talitha Gadd
10:49 14 Oct 20
I have been using Manak sols for the sale and purchase of my property. They have been extremely helpful and really made the whole process run smoothly. Both Lauren and Ebru were very professional and gave me constant updates
Syed Abrar
Syed Abrar
10:18 14 Oct 20
I recently engaged the services of this firm to help in a legal matter. The solicitor Nosheen was very helpful and offered sage advice in what was a very tricky situation. I hope (in a good way) never having to use their services again, but if I did, they would be the first door I would (virtually in these socially distanced times) knock on!
Amy Reehal
Amy Reehal
09:53 14 Oct 20
I am exceptionally pleased with Georgia Drury. She has made my transaction so easy and has been a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again in future. Thank you Georgia!
Heathcliffe Johnson
Heathcliffe Johnson
13:05 13 Oct 20
I called Manak to discuss my conveyancing requirements on a Wednesday. I gave them my details and was told someone would call me back the same day but no one did. I then called again on the Friday to nudge them and was told again someone would definitely call me back that same day and no one has made any effort to return my call.
Frank
Frank
19:31 02 Oct 20
I have used Manak solicitor numerous times on domestic and commercial cases and I’m very pleased to say that I have been very impressed each time I use them to represent my legal side and ticking all the positive boxes and I highly recommend them very professional extremely friendly firm thank you Jas and Sandeep 10/10.
min Martin
min Martin
12:31 26 Sep 20
Very kind very helpful. Gave good advise.
Bhaskar Bora
Bhaskar Bora
06:13 13 Sep 20
Sev Menderes
Sev Menderes
13:05 28 Aug 20
Nosheen is one of the best solicitors I have had the pleasure of meeting.She is very professional. Nosheen always returns your calls and responds to emails promptly. She is very helpful and easy to talk to and always happy to explain anything I didn't understand. Since meeting Nosheen I have used other solicitors within Manaks relating to other services I required and would not use anyone else but Manaks.
ollie bilding
ollie bilding
13:39 31 Jul 20
Aneeta has been excellent at handling a matter for me. She has been very precise, professional and reassuring. This is a situation I have been dreading for quite some time but have been made feel at ease by the way Aneeta has handled it. I couldn't recommend her and the whole business enough.
Niki
Niki
14:25 24 Jul 20
Rachel Bealing
Rachel Bealing
09:01 24 Jul 20
Under very difficult personal circumstances Nosheen and colleagues at Manak were supportive, professional and reassuring. I felt completely comfortable in their professional ability and would definitely recommend.
sarah Da veiga
sarah Da veiga
16:29 02 Jul 20
The team were very responsive and I experienced a very smooth and fast process. Very down to earth and professional team. Highly recommend.
Adnan Safdar
Adnan Safdar
13:05 25 Apr 20
Nosheen Bukhari was amazing and I would recommend her and Manak Solicitors to anyone. Keep up the outstanding work.
Awk Ward
Awk Ward
17:20 25 Mar 20
Nosheen arranged my will and made it super easy. Thank you.
A Better Place
A Better Place
08:02 18 Mar 20
Geat experience from start to finish. It was a difficult time however Aneeta made it all seamless.
Nicole Oo
Nicole Oo
20:37 16 Mar 20
Thank you so much to Aneeta Kang in the family department who helped me through a difficult divorce. I was dreading the whole process but she remained positive, empathetic and was absolutely amazing throughout. I highly recommend her, thanks again.
Rothna Begum
Rothna Begum
20:36 16 Mar 20
Aneeta Kang (from the family department) listened carefully and provided clear, thoughtful, and relevant advice that took into account the complexity of my situation. All of my dealings with the firm were handled with sensitivity and respect. I would definitely recommend the services of Manak solicitors Orpington to all my friends and family. Thank you again for the amazing service!
Nishat Hassan
Nishat Hassan
19:25 16 Mar 20
An exceptional and very professional service from this firm especially due to the care of Aneeta Kang and the family department in Orpington. Can’t thank you guys enough for helping me see my children again. Thank you.
Spence
Spence
12:34 16 Mar 20
Aneeta Kang in the family department is amazing! Absolutely above and beyond and an assit to the company.
Gill Monk
Gill Monk
14:52 06 Mar 20
First Class advice and first class service provided by Tony Bertin and his team. Our first experience of such a challenge and the guidance and support was impeccable. Fantastic outcome! Thank you.
Luke B
Luke B
12:05 26 Jan 20
Excellent Law firm, and great service given by Nosheen. She was caring and understanding throughout the whole process especially when dealing with sensitive matters. Having a great solicitor like that makes difficult situations much easier! Would highly recommend.
Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee
15:41 13 Jan 20
I have known Nosheen for in excess of 30 years, and not only is she a true friend but also a great professional always seeking to resolve for her clients first. There is no denying her integrity and commitment.
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We’re an experienced, professional, but importantly friendly team that understand that every person’s situation is different. Approaching the subject of wills and LPAs can be sensitive and sometimes difficult; that’s why we take every consultation with a considered, human approach. You’ll get honest advice from a Solicitor who wants to ensure that your estate and future are in the strongest possible position.

With offices in Orpington, Sevenoaks and Gravesend, we’re close at hand to discuss any questions you may have regarding making a will or an LPA. If you can’t make it to a branch, we’re available for a phone or video consultations as well. 

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